Biography

Portrait photo of ICCAN Commissioner Simon Kahn

Simon Kahn

ICCAN Commissioner

“The past two years have seen dramatic changes to both the aviation sector and the noise climate. As the country recovers and the aviation industry and communities develop “new normals” in the air, at airports and in homes and buildings, I welcome the opportunity to engage with and listen to all stakeholders and to provide independent guidance on aviation noise.”

Appointed 9 September 2019

Simon has worked at Mott MacDonald since 2012, most recently as Technical Principal in acoustics. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the design, installation and operation of sound systems and acoustics, and worked across a range of industries including broadcast, construction and theatre. Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and former Chair of their Education Committee. He previously worked for Pinewood Studios reviewing Future Airspace proposals, as a residential developer Cavanna Homes on former Plymouth Airport land, and most recently for Heathrow Airport on technical aspects of their Noise Insulation Policy, but has stepped away from UK civil aviation related work, including Heathrow, following his appointment as an ICCAN commissioner. He is also a light aircraft pilot and glider/motor-glider instructor.